Monthly Archives: April 2015

Sentence Contest – Week Five

I hope last week’s contest didn’t cause too many people to quit their diets and head out to the nearest ice cream store. The voting was especially close last week, but here’s your winner:

Dark chocolate sauce dripped down the cold French vanilla ice cream, rich and creamy, with a cool, perfectly sweet dollop of whipped cream on the top, stained bright red from the Maraschino cherry that lay buried in the cream.

Written by Katie C.

This week we head outside to watch eagles soar. Won’t you please help us decide the best sentence? Thank you!


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Sentence Contest – Week Four

Many thanks again to everyone who voted in last week’s sentence contest. Students were given the sentence “The student cried.” The winning sentence was:

As she sat in the corner of the biggest bathroom stall, hugging her knees to her chest, the depressed, lonely student cried heavily, rivers of water pouring out of her mysterious, lost gray eyes and the salty drops rolling down her red face and stained cheeks.

Written by Izzy

This week I thought we’d do something just a bit different. On Saturday I went with a friend to Fenton’s Creamery in Oakland for dinner…oops, I mean for a mid-afternoon treat. My sundae was so pretty that I just had to snap a picture of it. My first thought after looking at the image…I am so totally using this for something in class. And here it is…this week’s sentence contest:

Please help us decide the winning sentence. Voting closes Thursday, April 23rd, at 11:59 p.m. Thank you!

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Sentence Contest – Week Three

Many thanks to everyone who voted in our March 30th contest! The winning sentence was:

The sunset looked as if someone grabbed a brush and mixed the most beautiful colors together and splattered if upon the sky, letting the paint drip into the ocean.

Written by Sophie.

After a lovely spring break, we are back at it and hoping you might take a moment to vote for the winning sentence. This morning I provided my students with the sentence “The student cried.” I felt it was fairly appropriate as it was our first day back from break. Can you help us with a vote?

Voting will close Thursday, April 16th, at 11:59 p.m. Thank you!

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